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Beginning Rug Hooking

$85

with Bonnie Lundorff

Calendar May 5, 2018 at 12 pm

Saturday, May 5, 2018
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Tuition: $50  Materials: $35

Dating back to the 19th century rug hooking has been a popular way to create beautiful rugs using wool strips. This updated version uses a punch method with the same results as traditional hooking.

Students will make a small project while learning to use the Oxford rug punch tool, which will be supplied for use in class along with a 10" hoop.

About the instructor: Bonnie Lundorff owns the Willow Wood Market, a quiltshop and wool studio, and has been sharing her love of fiber arts for 20 years. She teaches wool appliqué, quilting, needle felting, and rug making at fiber arts events, at her store and throughout the upper Midwest. She designs simple-to-make projects for her students and customers. One of her designs was recently published in a nationally known fiber arts magazine, Wool Works. Bonnie lives in the woods south of Bemidji with her husband Tim and a cranky little 16-year-old dog.

Pop-Up Basket

$75

with Dorothy L. Sand

Calendar Jun 9, 2018 at 9 am

Pop-Up Basket
June 9, 2018
9:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Tuition: $60 Materials: $15

These playful pop-up baskets are perfect for easy storage and can be collapsed when you don’t need them.

You will learn how to construct the basket, hide all the seams and insert ties to hold the Pop-Up closed. Choose from five different sizes. You will need one-half to one yard each of two fabrics, depending on the size you choose to make. The spring needed for the pop-up is included in the materials fee. Sewing machines are available, but you are encouraged to bring your own, if possible, as you will be more familiar with its operation. Lunch break: there are several restaurants within walking distance or you can bring a bag lunch.

About the Instructor: Dorothy L. Sand  is a retired ordained Lutheran Pastor. She has been quilting for about 30 years and enjoys making quilts using intricate paper piecing patterns by Judy Niemeyer. She recently became interested in making purses, bags, and baskets and enjoys sharing her skills with others.

Wet Felted Basket

$80

with Susan Archbold

Calendar Jun 16, 2018 at 10 am

Saturday June 16, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuition: $40, Materials: $40.00

Create a one-of-a-kind wet felted basket! Whatever your age, you can learn the wonderfully tactile skill of felting and then use it to create an infinite variety of projects limited only by your imagination.  You will learn the techniques and shortcuts of wet felting, an ancient, environmentally friendly, craft.  Susan will have an assortment of colored wool curls and interesting additions like antler pieces, beads, and branches to embellish your piece.

About the Instructor: Susan is a member of The Range Fiber Art Guild and the Arrowhead Hookcrafters Guild. She has taught classes in rug hooking, wet felting, needle felting, punch needle, spinning and weaving for area guilds and clubs. Most of the clubs are located from Cook to Duluth, Ely to Grand Rapids. Susan General Store Primitives/Range Print Shop in Eveleth where she also gives classes.

Wet Felted Basket

$80

with Susan Archbold

Calendar Aug 11, 2018 at 10 am

Saturday August 11, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuition: $40, Materials: $40.00

Create a one-of-a-kind wet felted basket! Whatever your age, you can learn the wonderfully tactile skill of felting and then use it to create an infinite variety of projects limited only by your imagination.  You will learn the techniques and shortcuts of wet felting, an ancient, environmentally friendly, craft.  Susan will have an assortment of colored wool curls and interesting additions like antler pieces, beads, and branches to embellish your piece.

About the Instructor: Susan is a member of The Range Fiber Art Guild and the Arrowhead Hookcrafters Guild. She has taught classes in rug hooking, wet felting, needle felting, punch needle, spinning and weaving for area guilds and clubs. Most of the clubs are located from Cook to Duluth, Ely to Grand Rapids. Susan General Store Primitives/Range Print Shop in Eveleth where she also gives classes.





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